Phones With MediaTek Helio X30

Top Phones With MediaTek Helio X30 Overview and Specifications

In this post, we will be exploring MediaTek’s new flagship, the X30 SOC. But, before we get into the list of Phones With MediaTek Helio X30, first a quick history lesson. MediaTek or MTK is a Taiwanese semiconductor company. It is famous among Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, Meizu, Vivo, and Oppo. MediaTek’s goals were always to create fastest yet affordable chips that cost less than its competitors.

Also Read: Top Phones with Snapdragon 630 SOC from Qualcomm

Recently MediaTek unveiled its Flagship processor Helio X30. Helio is a real attempt for MediaTek to get back to the high-end smartphone market. It uses A73 cores for performance and the smallest A35 for efficiency.

Helio X30 uses 10 nm fabrication process competing directly with Qualcomm high-end Snapdragon 835 processor. Helio X30 will have no excuses when it comes to performance, battery life, and heating issues. It features two big A73 cores tuned at 2.5 GHz frequency for better single threaded performance.

Also Read: Top Phones with Snapdragon 660 SOC from Qualcomm

The second cluster is composed of four A53 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz to save space on the chip but with reduced performance. The four smallest A35 cores clocked at 1.9 GHz saves battery life and reduces the heating while compensating the performance.

MediaTek Helio X30 won’t beat the Snapdragon 835. But it sure beats the Snapdragon 821, and that is enough to buy the Helio powered devices. Moreover, for a better camera and better efficiency, you may consider the Helio X30 powered devices.

According to MediaTek, X30 consumes 50% less power as compared to X20 on unspecified CPU load. Below is a comparison table between the MediaTek Helio X20 vs. Helio X30.

MediaTek Helio X20 vs. Helio X30
SoC MediaTek
Helio X20
MediaTek
Helio X30
CPU 2x Cortex-A72 @2.1GHz

4x Cortex-A53 @1.85GHz

4x Cortex-A53 @1.4GHz

2x Cortex-A73 @2.5GHz

4x Cortex-A53 @2.2GHz

4x Cortex-A35 @1.9GHz

GPU ARM Mali-T880MP4
@780MHz
PowerVR 7XTP-MT4
@800MHz
Memory
Controller
2x 32-bit @ 933MHz LPDDR3

14.9GB/s b/w

4x 16-bit @ 1866MHz LPDDR4x

29.9GB/s b/w

Camera/ISP Dual ISP
32MP @ 24fps (single camera)
or
13MP + 13MP @ 30fps (dual camera)
Dual 14-bit ISP
28MP @ 30fps (single camera)
or
16MP + 16MP (dual camera)
Integrated
Modem
 LTE Category 6
DL = 300Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 64-QAMUL = 50Mbps
1x20MHz CA, 16-QAMFDD-LTE / TD-LTE / TD-SCDMA / WCDMA / CDMA / GSM
 LTE Category 10
DL = 450Mbps
3x20MHz CA, 64-QAMUL = 150Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 64-QAMFDD-LTE / TD-LTE / TD-SCDMA / WCDMA / CDMA / GSM
Mfc. Process TSMC 20SoC (planar) TSMC 10nm FinFET

List Of Phones With MediaTek Helio X30 Processor

1. Vernee Apollo 2

Phones Between 6 GB To 8 GB of RAM

Vernee, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has confirmed the Apollo 2 with 8 GB RAM. It is the successor of Apollo smartphone that was launched last year with 6 GB RAM. This will be the first smartphone that is powered by Helio X30 processor coupled with 6/8 GB of RAM.

Vernee Apollo will come in two variants, one with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory and the top model with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage capacity. It will come with 5.5-inch 1440*2560 pixels resolution display. As far as the camera is concerned, it will have 21 MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash and 8MP camera on the front side.

A 3000mAh battery will power it. Moreover, it is expected that it will come with a fingerprint scanner, quick charge support, and waterproof protection.

Vernee Apollo 2 Specifications
Price Check Price & Availability on Marketplace
Display  5.5-inch full HD display with 2560*1440 pixels resolution
Processor Type  Deca-core Helio X30 processor
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 8 GB
Primary Camera 21 MP
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Operating System Android marshmallow V6.0.1
Warranty 1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

2. Meizu Pro 7

Phones With MediaTek Helio X30

 

Meizu Pro 7 is expected to be announced in the July 2017. There are plenty of leaks that show that it will feature a secondary display on the rear side copying the first one.  It will come with MediaTek Helio X30 SoC coupled with 4/6 GB of RAM. There will be two variants of this smartphone, one with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory and another one with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage capacity.

It will feature a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080*1920 pixels resolution. Dual camera is the innovation of Meizu and Meizu Pro 7 will come with dual 12 MP camera on the rear side and 16 MP camera on the front side.

There will be front mounted fingerprint sensor and Type-C 3.1 port. It will come with 3000 mAh battery with fast charging support. It is expected to be launched at $499 price. It will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.

Meizu Pro 7 Specifications
Price Check Price & Availability on Marketplace
Display 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display
Processor Type  Deca-core MediaTek Helio X30 processor
Internal Storage  64/128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
Primary Camera  Dual 12 MP camera
Secondary Camera 16 MP
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Operating System Android Nougat 7.1.1
Warranty 1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

 3. Doogee X30

Phones With MediaTek Helio X30

Doogee flagship X30 packs a lot of impressive specifications. It will have a 5.7-inch 2K display. It is expected that it will come with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage capacity. Helio X30 deca-core processor drives it. There are two 16 MP cameras on the front side and a 21 MP camera on the rear side.

According to one report, it might have four cameras, double dual camera setup on the front and back side. Out of the box, it will run on Android Nougat 7.1.1 OS and will be powered by a 4050 mAh battery. There will be a fingerprint scanner on the front side, and it will support fast charging too. There is no info regarding its price or launch date, but it is expected to be unveiled in the third quarter of 2017.

Doogee X30 Specifications
Price  N/A
Display   5.7-inch 2K display
Processor Type  Deca-core MediaTek Helio X30 processor
Internal Storage 256 GB
RAM 8 GB
Primary Camera  21 MP
Secondary Camera Dual 16 MP camera setup
Battery Capacity 4050 mAh
Operating System Android  Nougat 7.1.1
Warranty 1-year

Conclusion

Just like the Qualcomm 630 & 660 SOC’s, the MediaTek X30 is also relatively new in the market. We expect a few design wins from major Chinese vendors in the coming months. You can find more detailed specifications from the official website here.

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  • Partha Dutta

    Moreover Helio X30 has dual 4G Volte at the same time whereas we can use now only one SIM as 4G. Besides VR7XTP GPU is used in iPhone. Therefore this is the chipset people will require and everyone knows that Mediatek chips are cheaper than others. My Helio x20 Xiaomi Redmi is a very good phone but Xiaomi is not giving importance to the Cameras. 4gb RAM, 64 GB Inbuilt memory, dual rear cameras with selfie camera with flash and minimum 3500 mah battery is the norm of the day. Xiaomi’s mix is superhit but too costly for which people want an alternative. Let’s see how it comes within $299.

    • Indrajit

      Yes, you are correct. The X30 is expected to be a tad slower than the SD 835, but devices should cost a whole lot lesser. Let’s wait and watch for now.